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Building Blocks of character

Why we also need to transform ourselves if we want to transform our organisations

By Sarah Carter

02/06/2017

As leaders, we’re increasingly called upon to be creative and innovative – to find new and better ways of doing things. And certainly innovation has never been more important to us as a sector.
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Why we also need to transform ourselves if we want to transform our organisations

By Sarah Carter

02/06/2017

Building Blocks of character

As leaders, we’re increasingly called upon to be creative and innovative – to find new and better ways of doing things. And certainly innovation has never been more important to us as a sector.
read more...

Why we need to put the same energy into initiating people into our organisation as we do supporters

By Sarah Carter

26/05/2017

In the fourth of a 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, explores one of the building blocks of culture – initiations 
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5 ways to nurture your organisational culture

By Sarah Carter

19/05/2017

5 ways to nurture your organisational culture

Culture is something everyone’s talking about. We need to change it, to nurture it, to fix it, to address cultural problems. And – as leaders – it’s our responsibility to make this happen, to...
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Why good leadership doesn’t mean racing ahead of the pack

By Sarah Carter

16/05/2017

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, December 24, 2012 - by MWV Chamber of Commerce is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The word leadership conjures up visions of a strong individual standing in front of others, a shepherd and his sheep, chieftain of his tribe. But, in an organisational context, we have to understand...
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Are you a Joker, Saboteur or People Pleaser?

By Sarah Carter

28/04/2017

Are you a Joker, Saboteur or People Pleaser?

In the first of a new 5-part blog series on mindful leadership and organisational culture, Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, explores our dominant sub-personalities and how they impact our...
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Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

By Sarah Carter

20/02/2017

Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

You know your charity mission and vision back to front. Your charity might be brilliant at engaging supporters with the cause, but does its organisational culture really reflect the same value set...
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Innovation isn't always about the new

By Sarah Carter

20/01/2017

Innovation isn't always about the new

We’re just a few weeks into 2017 and yet the fundraising industry already seems to be advancing rapidly with new innovations popping up all around us (from contactless payment systems to Oxfam’s...
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Asking the right questions

By Sarah Carter

10/01/2017

Asking the right questions

Ask me no questions... For me, the measure of the person has always been in the questions they ask of themselves and those around them. It is then that true awareness can develop and real change...
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Why leaders need to be great storytellers

By Sarah Carter

18/08/2016

Why leaders need to be great storytellers

A colleague recently asked me who my favourite storyteller was. I’m not sure who they were expecting me to say. J.K. Rowling perhaps? One of the great political or religious leaders of our time......
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3 simple steps towards mindfulness

By Neil Hope

18/05/2016

3 simple steps towards mindfulness

Every time we’re able to respond rather than react, the result will be better. How many times have we looked back and seen how a situation could have turned out so much better for ourselves and...
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